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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
124 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 LIVING AND WORKING IN QUEENSLAND Accommodation for students in Queensland is economical and safe, and students have several options when it comes to choosing where to stay. Most universities and some vocational institutes provide on-campus accommodation. Privately renting accommodation is an option for students staying longer than six months. There is also homestay, as well as boarding for younger students. Students can work for up to 20 hours in term and 40 hours during the holiday break. Many employment opportunities in Queensland are in the tourism sector, as well as the shops and restaurants that service tourists. Your institution may have an employment office for assistance with job-hunting. The city is known for its outdoor lifestyle with sporting activities and top sports events throughout the year, including international cricket, sailing, water skiing, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, biking and skydiving. ACROSS THE SUNSHINE STATE International students are studying in institutions across Queensland from the Gold Coast in the south to Ipswich and Toowoomba in the west, to Mackay, Townsville and Cairns in the north. There are a range of institutions on the Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane, in the cities and towns of Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Noosa and Nambour. Cairns boasts the conveniences of a major city including an international airport, world-class restaurants and hotels. But the distinctive location of the region, nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforests, is the secret and Cairns promises a truly unique study experience. Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical beachside city, providing outstanding education facilities, a safe, friendly and welcoming lifestyle. Toowoomba, only 90 minutes from Brisbane, is a modern provincial capital, boasting beautiful heritage buildings and gardens and a range of education options for international students across all sectors. WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION Queensland offers world-class education that is recognised both nationally and internationally. It has education at all levels from primary school to postgraduate degrees and English language courses. Queensland is leading Australia in encouraging growth in fields such as the creative industries, biotechnology and medical research. As well as world-class programs in the traditional academic fields of business, science, and the arts, Queensland also boasts expertise in the niche education and training areas of aviation and aerospace, engineering, mining, and tourism and hospitality. More than 103,000 international students are enrolled in institutions across Queensland. Students come from all over the world with the largest numbers from China, Korea, India, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, the United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. UNIVERSITIES – EXPERTISE IN TEACHING AND RESEARCH Queensland has nine world-class universities in the capital, Brisbane, and throughout the State. The Queensland universities are: Australian Catholic University; Bond University; TOP FIVE >1 Catch a ferry out to one of the many islands in southern Queensland – Stradbroke, Moreton or Fraser Island. >2 Listen to a band or meet with friends at one of Brisbane’s cool, sophisticated bars and cafés. >3 Take a trek into an ancient rainforest and see plants, birds and animals like nowhere else on earth. >4 Combine shopping, dining, nightlife and the beach on the Gold Coast. >5 Attach your snorkel and mask, and discover the wonders underwater of the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage-listed site.
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